The first full week of 2013 has come to a close; hopefully some of you have maintained your New Year’s Resolutions. I had a great time covering the BCS National Championship Game for Forbes.com, even if it was not exactly the most exciting match-up in the history of the BCS. Speaking of Forbes, here are some (quite a few) stories I recently published on the website: (1) Next Generation “Autograph” Company Continues Expansion With New NBA Partnership; (2) Big Dip In Notre Dame vs. Alabama Ticket Prices Demonstrates A Weak BCS Secondary Market; (3) Falcons And 49ers Lead NFL Teams In Number Of Players Selected To USA Football’s 2012 All-Fundamentals Team; (4) Add Television As A Winner Of 2013 BCS National Championship Game; (5) Did MLB Overpay By Spending $1.2 Million For Rockies.com?; (6) Should Hall Of Fame Voters Have Considered Whether “Steroid Era” Rejuvenated Baseball?; and (7) Brand Affinity Technologies Brings Its Success In Sports To The Consumer Electronics Show. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Some words from Barry Bonds’ agent, Jeff Borris [Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza rejected by Baseball Hall of Fame voters as no players elected to Cooperstown for first time since 1996].
- Rodgers’ talk is titled, “Don’t tell my Mother I am a Sports Agent” [Agent Mark Rodgers to talk inside sports at dinner benefiting M.E’s Team].
- Some praise for Austin Jackson and Giancarlo Stanton [Starting at the Top].
- Jody Gerut’s role as an agent at Wasserman Media Group [Gerut on mission to protect players’ finances].
- I like Bechta’s candor in the section on “The Media” [The agent’s job from now to draft day].
- Who is waiting on pins and needles for the 100 page report? [Probe: Union execs broke no laws, but need to change policies]